The Isobel Journal is no ordinary snapshot of a contemporary teenage life. A charming and vivid narrative scrapbook of the eighteen-year-old author's sketches, mini-graphic novels, photographs and captions, it captures her wit, her observations and her creative talent as she takes us through the three central themes in her life: 'Love', 'Friends, Art and Otters' and 'Me'. Resonant of Laura Dockrill's Mistakes in the background and with the powerful naive illustrative style of cult Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara, this is a collector's gift for teenagers and all who have the teenage experience still in their hearts. Readers will emphasise with this witty and honest journal of a girl getting to grips with impending adulthood. This book is a must-have for all hipster teenagers and anyone who appreciates the raw creativity of youth. It is enchanting and poignant.
About the Author
Isobel Harrop is an eighteen-year-old girl from the North West of England, squished somewhere between Manchester and Liverpool. She's just finished college, where she studied A-Level English Literature, English Language and Media Studies. She's got her fingers crossed to go to university next year to carry on doing English Literature somewhere a bit more interesting. This is her first book that wasn't made using the school photocopier and staples. Inspired by Peanuts comics and 1960s design, Isobel loves to draw whenever she gets a chance, with every piece of school work scrawled all over with drawings of imaginary people. When she isn't working or drawing, you might find her fawning over cute animals on the internet (especially sea otters!), eating vast amount of chocolate in all its forms, and collecting stuff that she doesn't need from charity shops.
This book is head and eye and mind bliss. I want to print every page onto a t-shirt and wear one everyday to show them off to the world. Laura Dockrill For something completely different, teenage girls will enjoy THE ISOBEL JOURNAL ... a witty snapshot of adolescent life today. Daily Express A fresh and charmingly frank portrait of teen life which perfectly captures the day-to-day realities of growing up, The Isobel Journal will leave readers excited to see what Harrop will come up with next. Booktrust
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 11+ years old
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st November 2013
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 16.3 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.42